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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Developers pledge less wasteful gift hamper packaging … next year

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 04:56am by Ernest Kao, CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... minister, urged anyone who received a hamper to return extravagant packaging or wasteful containers to the sender. Some 17,000 tonnes of styrofoam is dumped in landfills each year, government data ... Ernest Kao and Cheung Chi-fai Gift baskets are often stuffed with styrofoam and other materials that end up in landfills, but some firms say they will halt wasteful practice Hamper ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1586856/developers-pledge-less-wasteful-gift-hamper-packaging-next-year
  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Factory shut down for dumping toxic waste in China's fourth-largest desert

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 02:30pm by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... in the desert. The report did not specify the chemicals in the waste, but said it contained “a high concentration of acid” mixed with lime to make calcium sulfate. The factory’s waste water tank, ... in Ningxia that had been dumping toxic acid waste water in the Tengger Desert has been shut down for good. Ningxia Mingsheng Dye Chemical Company, located on the edge of the Tengger Desert, was shut ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1588600/massive-factory-shut-down-dumping-toxic-waste-chinas-fourth-largest
  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Recycling plan may add HK$1 on a bottle of beer

    Posted Jan 15th 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... for the Environmental Protection Department said recycling glass bottles was a priority and a consultation paper was being prepared. The recycling rate of waste glass containers was just 5 per cent in 2011. ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Wine and spirits could also be hit under government scheme to help deal with Hong Kong's annual 70,000 tonnes of glass waste Recycling plan may ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1128091/recycling-plan-may-add-hk1-bottle-beer
  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Officials dispute dumping claims

    Posted Jul 27th 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... to a recent mainland decision to ban imports of poor-quality waste. That had resulted in 189 containers of low-quality waste being returned to Hong Kong, according to the Environment Bureau.   ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Reliable figures on how much imported plastic waste ends up in local landfills prove hard to find as recyclers press for licensing system Officials dispute dumping ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1291524/officials-dispute-dumping-claims
  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Ta Kwu Ling landfill waste leaks into nearby rivers

    Posted Aug 29th 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com The effluent from Ta Kwu Ling rubbish dump is likely to contain a high level of ammonia which is harmful to soil and crops, expert says Landfill's liquid waste leaks into city's rivers Effluent that might contain a high level of ammonia has leaked from a rubbish dump in North District into nearby rivers, contaminating water used ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1300175/ta-kwu-ling-landfill-waste-leaks-nearby-rivers
  6. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Incinerator dioxin levels reduced but new rules allow more types of waste to be burned

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 04:29am by Li Jing

    ... into furnaces, the new rules explicitly allowed municipal incinerators to burn such waste "openly and above board". The sludge contains a higher level of toxic heavy metals, such as lead ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Tighter emission standards rein in output of dioxins, but critics say the revisions allow burning of industrial sludge in city furnaces New waste rules 'aid ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1593418/incinerator-dioxin-levels-reduced-new-rules-allow-more-types-waste-be
  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Recycling campaign spares landfill of 16 tonnes of mooncake containers

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 05:45am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Housing Authority's recycling campaign collects some 54,000 containers for the traditional treat Landfill spared 16 tonnes of mooncake boxes Some 54,000 mooncake boxes will not go to landfill thanks to an environmental drive to collect for recycling the metal tins and cardboard boxes that contain the traditional treat. The Moon Cake Box Recycling 2014 campaign, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1619582/recycling-campaign-spares-landfill-16-tonnes-mooncake-containers
  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Second landfill leakage stokes talk of cover-up

    Posted Aug 29th 2013, 09:42pm by Olga Wong

    ... The controversy arose on Wednesday when the department disclosed the Ta Kwu Ling landfill had been leaking liquid waste that might contain a high level of ammonia into the Kong Yui Channel, which flows ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Tuen Mun dump has also been releasing liquid waste, residents complain after environmental department admits problem at Ta Kwu Ling Second landfill leakage ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1300430/environmental-authorities-draw-fire-over-ta-kwu-ling-landfill-leak
  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China recycling clean-up jolts global industry

    Posted Oct 03rd 2013, 04:03pm by AP

    ... imports after Beijing decided too many were unusable or even dangerous and would end up in its landfills. Under the crackdown dubbed Green Fence, China has rejected hundreds of containers of waste ... industry,” said Holmes in an email. China allows waste shipments to contain no more than 1 per cent unrelated material. But Customs officials say some were found to be up to 40 per cent unrecyclable ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1323546/china-recycling-clean-jolts-global-industry
  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Glass recyclers race cleaners to reach empty bottles in Lan Kwai Fong and Soho

    Posted Aug 18th 2013, 12:00am by Olivia Rosenman

    ... shops and businesses. That's around 1.3kg per person each day. Waste glass makes up 3 per cent, the vast majority of it glass bottles, mostly containing alcoholic drinks. Waste glass ... Olivia Rosenman olivia.rosenman@scmp.com Green workers strive to collect city's mountain of waste glass for reuse On dawn patrol with the recyclers For many Hongkongers, a typhoon ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1297487/glass-recyclers-race-cleaners-reach-empty-bottles-lan-kwai-fong-and

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